Lasallian educational institutionsare educational institutions affiliated with the De La Salle Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious teaching order founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, who was canonized in 1900 and proclaimed by the Vatican in 1950 as patron saint of all teachers. In regard to their educational activities the Brothers have since 1680 also called themselves "Brothers of the Christian Schools", associated with the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; they are often referred to by themselves and others by the shorter term "Christian Brothers", a name also applied to the unrelated Congregation of Christian Brothers or Irish Christian Brothers, also providers of education, which commonly causes confusion.
In 2021 the International Lasallian Mission Web site stated that the Lasallian order consists of about 3,000 Brothers, who help in running over 1,100 education centers in 80 countries with more than a million students, together with 90,000 teachers and lay associates.
Short prayers are recited in Lasallian educational institutions during the school day:
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us!
Live Jesus, in our hearts! Forever!
The US-based La Salle International Foundation, which supports global educational and other networks of the De La Salle Brothers, say on their Web site that they sponsor educational projects and support schools in 80 countries; and that they give special attention to youth at risk, including those "educationally excluded, street children, orphans, victims of child abuse, drug addicts, disabled youth, individuals with mental illness, migrant and refugee youth, HIV+ and AIDS children, child victims of war, juvenile offenders, child laborers, victims of child trafficking, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged girls, and impoverished children".
Since the 1980s increasing numbers of cases of sexual and physical abuse of children, covered up by authorities, in institutions of the Catholic Churchand others have been reported. Cases of physical and sexual abuse of children in Lasallian educational institutions, and failure to investigate, report, and subsequently protect children have been investigated and admitted.
Escola Joao XXIII, Beira, Sofala
L.E.P. Issa Béri in Niamey
Académie De La Salle in Byumba École d’Art in Gisenyi
Collège Saint Charles Lwanga, Ziguinchor
(Note: The Lasallian Education Mission in Malaysia cites 44 schools in total)
Former Lasallian schools; no longer affiliated
In France, the Brothers of the Christian schools run 68 primary schools, 92 middle schools, 53 general high schools and 47 vocational high schools, including:
From north to south, alphabetical within US:
closed 6/30/2017*Queen of Peace High School, in North Arlington
There have been a number of cases of institutional sexual and physical abuse of children, many over a period of several decades, in Lasallian educational institutions in several countries. Several are described, with references, in a section of the article on De La Salle Brothers. Branches of the De La Salle Brothers admitted to these cases, and issued apologies publicly and to victims. The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in its report on physical and sexual abuse at the De La Salle Boys' Home at Rubane House considered "the extent and frequency of the abuse was such that it was systemic" and that "the [La Salle] Order's failings to properly investigate allegations of sexual abuse and to properly report them to relevant authorities and its failure to take proper steps to protect children from further sexual abuse" amounted to "a systemic failure to take appropriate steps to ensure the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences involving abuse".
La Salle, LaSalle or Lasalle is part of the title of two colonial persons, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle and René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle for whom many places and things are named. The name may refer to:
De La Salle University, also referred to by its acronym DLSU or simply as De La Salle or La Salle is a private, Catholic coeducational research higher education institution run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines. It was established by the Christian Brothers in 1911 as the De La Salle College (DLSC) in Nozaleda Street, Paco, Manila with Br. Blimond Pierre FSC serving as first director. The educational institution moved to its present location in 1921 to accommodate the increase in enrollment. The college was granted university status on February 19, 1975 and is the oldest constituent of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), a network of 16 Lasallian educational institutions established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System.
Catholic higher education includes universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher education privately run by the Catholic Church, typically by religious institutes. Those tied to the Holy See are specifically called pontifical universities.
The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as the Christian Brothers, French Christian Brothers, Lasallian Brothers, or De La Salle Brothers is a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation, founded in France by Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651–1719), and now based in Rome, Italy. The Brothers use the post-nominal abbreviation FSC to denote their membership of the order, and the honorific title Brother, abbreviated Br. The Lasallian Christian Brothers are distinct from the Congregation of Christian Brothers, often referred to as simply the Christian Brothers or Irish Christian Brothers.
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas also referred to by its acronym DLSU-D or La Salle - Dasma is a private Roman Catholic Lasallian co-educational secondary and higher education institution run by the De La Salle Brothers of the Philippine District of the Christian Brothers in Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. It is a member of De La Salle Philippines, a network of Lasallian educational institutions within the Lasallian East Asia District.
De La Salle Araneta University, also referred to by its acronym DLSAU, is a private Catholic Lasallian co-educational basic and higher education institution supervised by the Philippine District of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was established in 1946 in Bulacan and named Araneta Institute of Agriculture. It was then transferred to the city of Malabon the year after. In 1978 it was renamed the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation. Integration of the university with the DLS System started in 1987 until 2002 when it officially became a member of the system. It is the fifth university in the De La Salle schools network. The university specializes in Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences. It is a member of De La Salle Philippines, a network of Lasallian educational institutions within the Lasallian East Asia District.
De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), established in 2006, is a network of Lasallian educational institutions within the Lasallian East Asia District established to facilitate collaboration in the Lasallian Mission and the promotion of the spirit of faith, zeal for service and communion in mission. There are currently sixteen Lasallian Educational Institutions in the Philippines. De La Salle Philippines replaced the De La Salle University System which was established under the presidency of Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC in 1987 as a response to the rapid expansion of Lasallian educational institutions nationwide.
The Universidad de La Salle is a private, Catholic and Lasallian institution of higher education run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Bogotá, D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia. It was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1964. It has 4 locations: 3 in Bogotá DC- one in the downtown area, in Chapinero, and in the northern section of city. There is also a campus in El Yopal, Casanare in the East of the Country. This campus is the seat where the La Salle has developed the most innovative social and educational projects for young farmers, victims of violence in Colombia.
Collège-des-Frères, also known as Frères Bab el-Louk, is a French school in Bab al-Louq, a neighborhood in downtown Cairo. It is one of six Lasallian schools in Egypt of which four are located in Cairo and two in Alexandria.
Saint Mary's College High School is a coeducational Catholic school located in Albany, California, United States. It came into being as part of Saint Mary's College of California, founded in 1863 by the Catholic Church, and put under the auspices of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1868.
The Education in Cesar Department as well as the education in Colombia is regulated by the Ministry of National Education, and managed by the Secretary of Education of the Department of Cesar. The education in the Department of Cesar is divided into Transition which has Pre Kinder and Kinder grade -4 to 6 year olds-; Primary School -7 to 11 year olds-; Secondary School -12 to 15 year olds) and Middle School which. Higher educational institutions, universities and colleges are divided into private and state owned. The Popular University of Cesar (UPC) is the state owned university of the Department of Cesar.
The De La Salle Supervised Schools is a network of Lasallian private schools in the Philippines under the wing of the Lasallian Schools Supervision Services Association, Inc. (LASSSAI) through its mission arm, the Lasallian Schools Supervision Office (LASSO).
St. Benilde School, or simply known as Benilde, is a Private Catholic High school and Elementary school in La Salle Ville, Bacolod City, Philippines. It is one of the Lasallian educational institutions in the country. Benilde underwent through the supervision of University of St. La Salle and the De La Salle Brothers, and is now a member of Association of Lasallian Affiliated Schools (ALAS), a network of Lasallian private schools.
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for teachers of youth. He is referred to both as La Salle and as De La Salle.
These short prayers are familiar to Lasallians throughout the world ... and are recited often during the school day.